The Dewerstone, Haytor or Sheeps Tor offer some of the best climbing and bouldering opportunities Dartmoor has to offer.
If you want to get away from it all for an outdoor activity break, YHA Dartmoor is the perfect spot. The hostel is surrounded by the open moorland and forest of Dartmoor National Park, with easy access to a network of off-road routes for walking and cycling holidays.
YHA Dartmoor is a comfortable, child-friendly, rural retreat which boasts cosy features including a woodburner and exposed stone walls. The famous Dartmoor ponies often pay the hostel a visit from the nearby open moorland – always a favourite with visiting children.
Why guests love YHA Dartmoor
Accommodation at YHA Dartmoor
There are 35 beds with a selection of private rooms and dorm beds at YHA Dartmoor. This comfortable rural retreat is perfect for family breaks and getting away from it all. YHA Dartmoor is packed full of character with exposed stone walls, and plenty of comfy furniture to relax on.
These brand new Landpods, upgraded for 2019, are fully waterproof and sleep up to four adults. They are slightly elevated off the ground for a comfortable night’s sleep under the stars – you can even open the roof for a better view! With LED lighting these cosy pods include all beds and bedding. There is a table, bench and BBQ firepit outside so you can make the most of the great outdoors and dine al fresco.
The new larger Landpod sleeps up to 4 people, on two small double mattresses (one above the other) and a single futon mattress, which doubles up as the seating area. They’re even tall enough to stand up in!
Hire the whole place
This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.
Food and drink at YHA Dartmoor
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Drying room
- Board games
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Dining room
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
- Self-catering kitchen
Transportation & parking
Other YHA products
- Trade bookings
- YHA Exclusive Hire
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: 17.00 - 21.00
Check out: Before 10.00
Open every day?: Yes
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: There is free parking at the Youth Hostel.
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Dartmoor. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.
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YHA Exclusive Hire
To enjoy YHA Dartmoor for just you, your friends and family visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire out the whole property. Open for group bookings from the Autumn half term to the Easter Holidays.
YHA School Trips
YHA Dartmoor gives students a chance to explore and discover a wealth of wildlife and archaeology while the River Dart has plenty to offer in the way of water sports. The area also has a rich history with evidence of settlements dating back over a thousand years. With 35 beds, group catering and a classroom, this is the perfect location for a school outing.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: With this stunning Dartmoor National Park accommodation as your base, you can enjoy the tranquillity of a picnic by the East Dart River or, for a great outdoor activity break, the exhilaration of walking up Bellever Tor to take in the stunning views. Explore Bellever Forest and discover a wealth of wildlife, archaeology and grazing Dartmoor ponies.